Animator Chris Georgenes Instructs in Flash for DesignMentor Training

DesignMentor Training announces the addition of master illustrator/animator, Chris Georgenes, to its roster of Flash trainers. Georgenes teaches Flash Animation, the final class in DesignMentor's comprehensive Flash Design Portfolio-Builder Program, where students learn character animation and techniques used to enhance any Flash design project. By using basic frame-by-frame techniques and tweening, Georgenes teaches students to draw and animate simple characters, add motion, drama and expression. In Georgenes' online class students storyboard and animate a 30-second sequence with a soundtrack and bring their character to life.

With advertising and entertainment moving to hand-held devices the opportunity to learn Flash from someone of Georgenes' stature is a unique benefit we offer students, said Doris Granatowski, ceo DesignMentor Training. His sense of humor and teaching skills generate rave reviews giving creative professionals access to a high-caliber, successful animator they wouldn't ordinarily have a chance to study with.

In addition to teaching at DesignMentor Training, based in Wellesley, Massachusetts, Georgenes runs a firm named Mudbubble that specializes in animation for broadcast or the Web. He has produced work for Adobe, Yahoo!, Digitas, Pileated Pictures and Fablevision, which can be previewed on his website, www.mudbubble.com.

I favor projects that push my own design and animation skills. The challenge is pulling it off and exceeding the client's own expectations. I use the same theories with my students by helping them generate skills while pushing their creativity and boundaries, said Georgenes. I will tell my client Sure! No problem. I can do that. without really knowing if I can. Pushing boundaries is what learning is about!

Flash online classes start upon enrollment and students are able to complete work at their own pace and on their own schedule.

DesignMentor Training (www.designmentortraining.com) offers graphic and Web design training classes for professional or serious amateur designers. Its design classes bring an international design faculty and student population together in an engaging online learning environment. Classes are project-based resulting in portfolio-quality designs. Rolling enrollments mean students may register today and start right away.

DesignMentor Training is the professional design training division of Sessions.edu, online school of design (www.sessions.edu). Sessions.edu, Inc., founded in 1997, was created with the goal of bringing new media design education to graphic and web designers worldwide, through online education.

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